Obituary analysis: Zev Aelony

In an obituary about a civil rights activist, the Star Tribune reporter emphasizes Zev Aelony's fight for civil rights in the 1960s.

The lead is not a standard obituary lead; it is an alternative lead that starts with a quote of a hebrew phrase, "Tikkun olam," which means to mend a broken world.  Although the rule of thumb is to never start an article with a quote, this works well because it opens the article in focus of Aelony's will to mend problems through activism.

The obituary includes a lot of information about the activism in his life, but does not list his experiences as a resume might have.  The information is not attributed.

Aelony's wife, Karen, family, friends and fellow activists are quoted and attributed.


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